Success at The Sauerkraut Cup 2016

Germanic Studies at Sheffield were proud to host the annual Sauerkraut Cup football tournament at the Goodwin Sports Centre on 23 April – and even prouder to win it! Excitement reached fever-pitch during a hotly-contested semi-final which went to a penalty shoot-out, and although Leeds didn’t make it through to the final, their pitch-side support and chanting were second to none. A great day was had by all the visitors from Nottingham (runners-up), Leeds and Warwick and everyone went home with a donated prize made in Sheffield – either a souvenir bottle of Hendersons Relish or a collapsible water bottle from German for Enterprise partners Ohyo

The Sauerkraut Cup is now in its thirteenth year and is a much-loved tradition for German departments all around the country, being hosted by the students and the DAAD-Lektoren. A very special feature of the Sauerkraut Cup is its popularity with alumni: Sheffield and Leeds put forward alumni teams every year, which maybe explains why the final can often turn into a Yorkshire derby (with four Cups for Leeds and now five for Sheffield). It is fitting then, that we were sponsored this year by Euro London Appointments , who recruit modern languages graduates to firms across the E.U. Many thanks go to our generous sponsors, to our fantastic local supporters who turned out on a chilly day and especially, of course, to this year’s organizers Mathias Schäffer and Sarah Pogoda!